Media Advisory: CSU’s Little Shop of Physics Visits a Quarter of a Million Students

The Little Shop of Physics, Colorado State University’s hands-on science outreach program, will reach a milestone this week – 250,000 students visited. Brian Jones, Colorado State physics professor and director of the Little Shop of Physics, will visit a Fort Collins elementary school on Nov. 6 to mark the accomplishment.

WHEN: A fourth-grade Moore Elementary School student will be selected as the 250,000th student at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. An evening program also will be held at the school from 6-8 p.m. A presentation honoring the 250,000th student will take place at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Moore Elementary School, 1905 Orchard Place, Fort Collins, Colo.

DETAILS: The Little Shop of Physics crew, clad in traditional tie-dyed T-shirts, will bring a variety of experiments to Moore Elementary School.

For the past 18 years, the program has visited dozens of different schools and presented programs to hundreds of thousands of students from kindergarten to 12th grade. In addition to school programs, Little Shop of Physics presents an annual open house on the CSU campus and teacher workshops as well as a television show produced in cooperation with the local Poudre School District Channel 10.

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